blighter


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blight·er

 (blī′tər)
n. Chiefly British Slang
A fellow, especially one held in low esteem.
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blighter

(ˈblaɪtə)
n
1. a fellow: where's the blighter gone?.
2. a despicable or irritating person or thing
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blight•er

(ˈblaɪ tər)

n. Brit. Slang.
1. a cad.
2. a bloke.
[1815–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blighter - a persistently annoying personblighter - a persistently annoying person  
nudnick, nudnik - (Yiddish) someone who is a boring pest
persecutor, tormenter, tormentor - someone who torments
2.blighter - a boy or manblighter - a boy or man; "that chap is your host"; "there's a fellow at the door"; "he's a likable cuss"; "he's a good bloke"
male person, male - a person who belongs to the sex that cannot have babies
dog - informal term for a man; "you lucky dog"
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Translations

blighter

(o.f.) [ˈblaɪtəʳ] N (Brit) → tipo/a m/f, tío/a m/f (Sp)
you blighter! (hum) → ¡menudo canalla estás hecho!, ¡qué cabrito! (Sp)
what a lucky blighter!¡qué suerte tiene el tío! (Sp) , ¡qué suertudo es! (LAm)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

blighter

n (Brit inf) → Kerl m (inf); (= boy)ungezogener Bengel; (= girl)Luder nt (inf); a poor blighterein armer Hund (inf); you blighterdu Idiot! (inf); what a lucky blighter!so ein Glückspilz!
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blighter

[ˈblaɪtəʳ] n (fam) → disgraziato/a
you lucky blighter! → beato te!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
The blighter came round this morning -- the master, you know; when he saw my drawing he just raised his eyebrows and walked on."
'About now,' said Nutty, sepulchrally, 'the blighter is ringing for his man to prepare his bally bath and lay out his gold-leaf underwear.
Having observed 'About now the blighter is cursing the waiter for bringing the wrong brand of champagne,' he relapsed into a silence which he did not again break.
"Hello, Ishikola, you blooming old blighter," was Van Horn's greeting to the old chief, as the dandy, with a pry of his steering- paddle against the side of the canoe and part under its bottom, brought the dug-out broadside-on to the Arangi so that the sides of both crafts touched.
I am poor blighter with no profession and nine 'undred francs.
Did you or did you not write a letter to an old blighter in America that was giving five millions to found Moral Reform Societies all over the world, and that wanted you to invent a universal language for him?
At one time I could have sworn they were attacked in the rear--I reported it to you at the time, sir, you'll recall--for the blighters were pepperin' away at the side of that bluff behind them.
Still, three cheers for the Queen who, despite the fact she will be forced to have dinner with the blighter, has proclaimed there is no room at the palace for him to stay.
Still, three cheers for the Queen, who, despite the fact she will be forced to have dinner with the blighter, has proclaimed there is no room at the palace for him to be able to stay there.
UK-based Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of electronic-scanning (e-scan) radars and surveillance solutions, has announced it has partnered with Genetec, a technology provider of unified security, public safety, operations and business intelligence, the company said.
M2 EQUITYBITES-March 28, 2019-Genetic Security integrates Blighter Radars to deliver wide area radar surveillance to airports